Friday, May 1, 2009
as my tapestry diary for 2009 continues. It's hard to believe that 1/3 of the year has now passed! Last year, it seemed like such a chore to complete a day's section of my month-long tapestry journal. Now, I've completed four months of my year-long one and it seems so easy! Of course, I'm doing much simpler day entries this time around.
It's quite interesting to sit at the loom each day, take a look at what's happened before and select colors and the mode of representation for the day's entry. As the month's days increase, the time I spend contemplating grows also as I figure out how I'll represent the day-date notation. Today it was quite simple... a single horizontal line on a background of yellow. Yesterday the date was challenging... thirty days to mark in someway. Because I was rushed, I chose the simplest thing I could: 30 spots, 6 across X 5 up.
Next week I'll be flying to Vermont for a much anticipated tutorial with Bhakti Ziek. And today I committed myself to purchasing a 16-shaft AVL dobby loom from someone who's selling it. Where in the world will all this lead me? Somewhere combined with my tapestry work, I know. But the path is unmapped for me right now.
Posted by Tommye McClure Scanlin at 5:22 PM